Anonymous donor gifts holiday help for Tampa Bay military, veterans and families

By Daisy Ruth Posted  Updated: 

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A national nonprofit is looking to make the holiday season brighter for Tampa Bay area military and veteran families, thanks to an anonymous donor.

Soldiers’ Angels provides aid, comfort and resources to the military, veterans and their families through “Angel” volunteers. The organization was founded in 2003 by family members of General George Patton.

The Soldiers’ Angels Holiday Adopt-A-Family program matches businesses, organizations, and individuals with qualified military and veteran families who could use some help during the holidays.

Veteran and military families in need of support this holiday season can go online through Dec. 6 to apply.

Once accepted, families are adopted by Soldiers’ Angel sponsors. At minimum, families will receive gifts for children and a grocery gift card to help with holiday dinner from a sponsor.

This year, an anonymous person donated to the nonprofit specifically to help families in the Tampa Bay area. The exact amount of the donation was not given.

Soldiers’ Angels president and CEO Amy Palmer, who is an Air Force veteran herself, said there is a lot of help here through the organization for military and veteran families in Tampa Bay.

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